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The Reason Representation is so Important
Having a professional real estate agent such as a REALTOR® to represent you is very crucial. A REALTOR® you choose as your agent will fully represent your best interests. A person who is granted a license by their state to perform a job such as real estate is considered just that; an agent how has a license to be able to perform that specific job. However, a REALTOR® is a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and has vowed to comply and practice under a Strict Code Of Ethics order.
Some of the duties a REALTOR® owes to their clients are, but not limited to:
- Always maintaining client confidentiality, unless required to be released by law.
- Disclose known material facts about all transactions and properties
- Have the clients best interest in every situation by only seeking a transaction acceptable to the client.
As a buyer, you want to make sure that you are teamed up with someone who is on your side and there to guide and equip you with the most data and information as possible.
It is very crucial to know exactly how much you can afford as on your new home. It is always best to talk with a lender first to obtain a pre-approval for your new home purchase. This will eliminate any lost expenses as well as wasted time. Having a pre-approval is also a huge plus when purchasing a home because this gives you a stronger negotiation position with the seller.
One thing you want to always remember when purchasing a new home is that your monthly costs should not exceed 28% of your monthly income before taxes are taken out. This includes your home insurance expense, real estate taxes (property, HOA, POA, etc.), and your mortgage payments.